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Cupping and cup massage

5. June 2023, 8:30 - 16:30


Cup massage - what exactly is it?

A cup massage is one of the most popular alternative medical procedures because unlike conventional massage, it also reaches deeper layers of the tissue. As a result, it is particularly effective in case of muscle tensions. The practitioner creates a negative pressure via so-called cupping glasses or cupping cups. They must be placed directly on the skin. The aim is to achieve a removal or discharge of harmful substances through the skin by means of negative pressure. Cupping was already in place 3,300 years before Christ and was applied around the world at that time. Today, it is once again the latest trend due to its quick treatment success and simple handling. It is easy to learn and the equipment can be purchased at relatively low costs.

Course: Cupping and cup massage

  • Effects: Supports blood circulation, detoxifies, refines skin texture, relaxes muscles and tissues, stimulates metabolism and lymphatic flow, promotes the healing process.
  • Course dates: December 11, 2023; April 10, 2024; September 05, 2024
  • Duration: 1 day (10 sessions of 45 minutes each), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Costs: 189.00 € plus VAT
  • The price includes the following: Working documents, certificate
  • Qualification: Certificate “Cupping and cup massage”
  • Information material and personal consultation: +49 86 54 / 48 87-43 or
  • Training program: Download PDF

Training: Cupping and cup massage

A training offered by Kurland

Attend our cupping seminar to learn the proper technique and successfully perform the treatment in your spa or practice.

Course content:

  • Learning a traditional treatment which is highly effective
  • Theoretical foundations
  • Technique and treatments
  • Local, organic and reflex effects of cupping on the whole organism
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Hands-on training of the various application procedures
  • Development of treatment concepts for the most common complaints and practical training

How does cupping work, for whom is it suitable and where does it come from?

Cupping creates under-pressure by setting cups. This ensures that the treated skin areas are supplied with more blood, toxins are removed and tensions are relieved. Cupping is successfully used for many complaints. These include, for example, rheumatism and muscle tension, weakness of connective tissue, intervertebral disc problems, sciatica, asthma, headaches, migraines and many other complaints. According to literature, the first descriptions of the cupping method date back to about 3300 years before Christ. Cupping cups were common all over the world at that time. Doctors used suction cups made of horn, bamboo, ceramic, silver, bronze, copper or glass.

The 5 kinds of cupping

Cupping is divided into five different types of treatment: When performing dry cupping, the cupping heads are placed directly onto the area to be treated without oil to loosen hardenings in the tissue. This can take place on muscles or in the joint area. The Cup Massage is a variant of bloodless cupping. In this procedure, the skin on the back is oiled and the practitioner pushes a cupping glass back and forth. Flash cupping is also a draining massage technique in which the cupping heads are applied in short rapid cupping movements. Cupping with mobilization is supposed to lower muscle tension. When placing the cupping glasses, the guest moves actively or with the help of the therapist. This variation is particularly popular for complaints in the joint area, for example knee osteoarthritis, tennis elbow or hip joint problems. The last form of treatment is the bloody cupping. In this process, the suction cups are placed on the previously incised skin. Due to the negative pressure caused by the cupping, the blood filling and the leaked tissue fluid is sucked into the cupping glass. It is ideal for acute pain. Bloody cupping is the only form of treatment which is not trained in a Kurland course.

Fast treatment results, easy to learn

Relief from complaints can already occur after the first application, which causes that cupping is a popular addition to therapy, spa and wellness treatments. This gentle method provides a strong effect and can be learned quickly. This is because cupping is a non-invasive therapy with a therapeutic effect. In a professional training it is easy to learn for experienced users.

Therapeutic effects:

  • Relaxes muscles and tissues,
  • stimulates metabolism and the lymphatic system,
  • supports blood circulation and
  • supports the healing process.

Zubehör und Spezialöle für Schröpfmassagen

We have developed four special oils for particular complaints that are ideally suited to the most popular cupping applications:

  • Tension – helps against tense muscles
  • Relax – relax for body and soul
  • Head & Neck – frees the head, relaxes the neck
  • Anti-Aging – for fresher, smoother skin

These oils are also suitable for classical massage and skin care. Further accessories such as cupping glasses can also be found in the Kurland product range.

Go to the cupping accessories


Buy the appropriate products for a cup massage such as our cupping oils and cupping glasses.


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5. June 2023
8:30 - 16:30